am desirous of finding a *home group* and felt very comfortable with the folks i met with last night. i told them of my turning my house upside down, looking for my 24-hour chip, and they graciously and gladly gave me another --> this time, i got a hug :) so much warmth.
about mid-way through our meeting, a late-comer arrived and sat next to me. when she settled in, i passed her my pamphlet i am using to collect phone numbers and she jotted quickly her name and number and passed it back. we chatted during the break and we apparently have a lot in common (how is that? how could i not have known or felt this for the years prior to now that i was an addict when it came to this, as well?) and by the end of the night, she had added the words "please call me any time..." next to her name and when we hugged (a very huggy bunch) i asked her how long she had been sober (thinking: sponsor) and she said, "only a short while."
earliert in the meeting, it was discussed how you should be careful who you hang with, especially if you are in a situation where there could be *trouble*, i.e., out to dinner and both being in a weakened state and in danger of compromising your sobriety. hearing her say "only a short while," i responded with a "i guess we shouldn't go to a local tavern for dinner, then..."
we both laughed. i am hopeful i will see her again because i liked her spirit.
the quest for a sponsor continues. am i wrong in thinking i need someone with a lot of time under their "belt?"
(blogging on the fly...be back later to check in.)